awww so cute, so sweet. Take all the save-the-drama-for-your-mumma movies made by Karan Johar or Yash Chopra or Yash Raj or all those ridiculous big banner tear-jerker movies. Heck, take any desi movie released within the past 10-15 years and take a close look at those scary little devils that masquerade as child actors. With a straight face you cannot tell me that they are anywhere close to what kids should be or used to be. I seriously have to yet find one movie where the child actor was anything less than absolutely irritating. They act like adults, talk like they know everything, recite complex dialogues that are too sensible to make sense coming out of a 15 year old child's mouth. They dance like adults; fucking Shiamak Davar screwed it all up. His bollywood dance propaganda sucked the natural innocence out of kids and turned them into perfectly synchronized dancing chimpanzees. Give me some creativity, some improvisation. Freaking bollywood. To top it all, the kids still want us to believe that they are just little and cute and innocent. Bullshit! If you act like an adult I am gonna treat you like an adult. Little punk.
I am sure we all have our choices of the most punkass child actors ever. For me the one that stands out is that little girl Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. See pic. Ugh. Anjali khud ko kya shaani samajhti hain? Teri to, saamne aa kabhi, dikhata hoon!
What trigerred this outburst is another mahaa-pakaau movie I saw recently "Vivah". It featured another irritating sample, attached here. To copy that even real-life kids in India are acting like this. You go to the malls or garba or theme-parks or check out their online profiles and you are bound to see such items on display.
The only saving grace in this whole mess is that these child actors remain just that, child actors. Very rarely do they get a big break in the entertainment industry. After a few years they can be seen acting in inconsequetial roles. Ha! Now what happened to you? All your cute wisecracks are over now? Phew ! There is some justice after all. How do their parents even live under the same roof as these scam artists. If I have a kid like that I will...ahem...chal chhod abhi...my better-half reads this blog sometimes. Anyway, the score is Pulkit-1, irritating kid actor-0.